Definition of affection
1 : a feeling of liking and caring for someone or something : tender attachment : fondness <She had a deep affection for her parents.>
2 : a moderate feeling or emotion
5 : the feeling aspect (as in pleasure) of consciousness
7 : the action of affecting : the state of being affected
affectionlessplay \-ləs\ adjective
Examples of affection in a sentence
She has deep affection for her parents.
He shows great affection for his grandchildren.
feelings of love and affection
He now looks back on those years with great affection.
She developed a deep affection for that country and its people.
Origin and Etymology of affection
Middle English, from Anglo-French affection, from Latin affection-, affectio, from afficere —see 2affect
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of affection
AFFECTION Defined for Kids
Definition of affection for Students
: a feeling of liking and caring for someone or something <He shows great affection for his grandchildren.>
Medical Definition of affection
1: a moderate feeling or emotion
2: the feeling aspect (as in pleasure or displeasure) of consciousness
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